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About the Forum

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Pittsburgh CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

37 Advisors

Our advisory council members offer valuable feedback to improve our event each year.

7 Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2019 sponsors of this event.


These organizations have appointed one or more senior level executives to attend Pittsburgh CIO Forum.


Speakers are hand-selected by our Advisory Council for their expertise and ability to translate big ideas into stunning presentations.

  •  Kevin Nally

    Kevin Nally

    US Secret Service


  •  Justin Mennen

    Justin Mennen

    Rite Aid


  •  Christine Miles

    Christine Miles

    EQuipt, LLC

    Founder & CEO

  •  Brian Watson

    Brian Watson

    Co-Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO

    VP, Enterprise Innovation at Traction Technology Partners


September 19, 2019

We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you.

Christine Miles, Founder & CEO, EQuipt, LLC

At the Forum, people are at the center of all business. With constant digital bombardment and disruption its becoming even more complex to truly connect and communicate effectively especially in sales and at events.

Have you ever wondered how you could become more relatable? Christine Miles, with Executive Leaders Radio and Premier Connects is breaking out from the traditional conference event model to ensure quality networking by bringing a select few CIOs into the limelight to discover the secret of how to make connections that change conversations and drive business success.

Through a unique story gathering process Christine discovers who executives really are and what drove their success. It helps people understand that executives are real, human, relatable, role models and people.”

UPMC Events Center at RMU

The arena will become a prime place for major events and expos in the Pittsburgh West region and airport corridor, with amenities including a club level, private suites, and hospitality spaces.


6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108
(412) 397-3000

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Accomodation Alternatives

If not staying at our main venue, we suggest these alternative hotels.

Advisory Council

  •  George Appley

    George Appley

    Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    SVP Technology Group

  •  Eric Aulbach

    Eric Aulbach

    Armstrong Group of Companies

    VP & CIO

  •  Charles Bartel

    Charles Bartel

    Duquesne University

    VP IT & CIO

  •  Ronald Beckman

    Ronald Beckman

    Black Box Network Services

    SVP & CIO

  •  Cheryl Begandy

    Cheryl Begandy

    Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

    Director Education, Outreach & Training

  •  Steven Bugajski

    Steven Bugajski

    United States Steel

    General Manager Global IT

  •  Kevin Ceraso

    Kevin Ceraso

    Allegheny Technologies

    VP IT

  •  Mark Combs

    Mark Combs

    Steptoe & Johnson PLLC


  •  John Conte

    John Conte

    WESCO Distribution, Inc.

    VP Information Systems

  •  Winford Craig

    Winford Craig

    Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

    Director IT

  •  Vince DiStasi

    Vince DiStasi

    Grove City College

    VP & CIO

  •  Tom Dugas

    Tom Dugas

    Duquesne University

    AVP & CISO

  •  George Guentner

    George Guentner

    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

    AVP IT

  •  Traci Hudson

    Traci Hudson

    The Steve Trautman Co.

    Consultant & Former IT Executive

  •  Vince Humes

    Vince Humes

    Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit

    Director Innovative Technology Solutions

  •  Mark Husnick

    Mark Husnick



  •  Michael Kronenwetter

    Michael Kronenwetter

    PNC Bank

    SVP, Bank Operations Technology

  •  Michael Kubit

    Michael Kubit

    Penn State University

    CIO & VP IT

  •  Tony Lalli

    Tony Lalli

    BNY Mellon

    Solutions Architect

  •  Steve Mancini

    Steve Mancini

    US Department of Homeland Security

    IT Specialist

  •  Michael Martino

    Michael Martino

    Mylan Pharmaceuticals

    Former Head of IT Operations

  •  Bruno Mastroianni

    Bruno Mastroianni

    Center for Organ Recovery & Education


  •  Jim McEvoy

    Jim McEvoy

    II-VI Incorporated

    VP IT

  •  Mark Miko

    Mark Miko

    Duquesne Light Company


  •  John Miller

    John Miller


    Founder & CIO

  •  Steve Morrison

    Steve Morrison

    Pittsburgh Sports & Exhibition Center


  •  Mark Ohlund

    Mark Ohlund

    Armada Group

    CIO & SVP IT

  •  Ron Reyer Jr.

    Ron Reyer Jr.

    Bethel Park School District

    Director IT Services

  •  David Ridilla

    David Ridilla

    Westmoreland County


  •  George Rosato

    George Rosato

    CONSOL Energy, Inc.

    Director IT

  •  Robert Sheesley

    Robert Sheesley

    The Wrench Group


  •  Steve Smith

    Steve Smith

    Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group

    Managing Partner

  •  Jack Smith

    Jack Smith

    Federated Investors


  •  Jay Srini

    Jay Srini

    SCS Ventures

    Chief Strategist

  •  Dennis Strom

    Dennis Strom

    Siemens Healthineers

    Sr. Director IT

  •  Scott Sullivan

    Scott Sullivan


    CIO & CFO

  •  Markus Weber

    Markus Weber

    MSA - The Safety Company

    VP & CIO


Join us this year in Pittsburgh, PA as we discuss cutting-edge technologies with influential thought-leaders.


Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2019 sponsors of this event.


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